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Network Planner at Common Networks
San Francisco, CA, US
Common Networks was founded on the idea that everyone should have a choice for fast, affordable access to broadband internet. Right now, most homes in the U.S. don't, in fact 62% of homes live in a monopoly broadband market. High-speed access unlocks all the superpowers on the internet. When it works, it can be a great leveling force across the world, giving everyone access to educational tools, entertainment, immediate translations, or even medical care that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Common Networks provides suburban neighborhoods with internet using wireless technology. We interconnect homes in a neighborhood, creating a mesh network between homes and our fiber internet sources. A whole community can then have fast and reliable internet service with only a few locations needing fiber access.
As the Network Planner, you will be responsible for performing pre-construction site walks at our infrastructure locations. You will create construction plans describing how each new site should be built. You will be responsible for deciding what equipment to use and how each new site will fit in to the our larger network in each area.

What you do

    • Pre-Construction Site Walks. Determine whether a site is a good fit for our network and how to build the site.
    • Construction Plans. Create a site construction plan that will be followed by our relay technicians while building the site.
    • Wireless Backhaul Planning. Determine the best type of wireless backhaul to use to connect a site to our network and how the site fits best in to our mesh network topology.
    • Field Work. This position will be about 60% in the field working on ladders, rooftops and communications towers.
    • Reporting/Communication. All information gathered during site walks as well as new site plans must be communicated promptly and clearly to other team members

Who you are

    • Safety as a top priority: You will work safely within company safety guidelines and encourage others to do the same.This position requires a valid drivers license and ability to safely operate a company vehicle.
    • Strong Communicator: This position requires constant communication with other team members and people outside the company. You are able to use both written and verbal communication effectively.
    • Fast paced environment: You are ready to work in a fast paced environment where requirements, priorities and projects change rapidly.
    • New Technologies: You are anxious to learn about and use new technologies, particularly those designed for use in wireless networking environments.
    • Field Work: This position requires working outside, on ladders, rooftops, communications towers and other high locations. You must be comfortable working safely in these environments.

Must Haves

    • Experience planning projects in a telecom environment
    • Experience using wireless network technologies
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excited to work in a startup environment on a team of less than 50 people to start

Nice to Haves

    • Experience at a WISP or other ISP